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    Top 4 Mistakes When Making Herb-Infused Edibles: A Guide to Accurate Potency Testing

    There’s nothing quite like a perfectly-dosed edible (or two) to help you unwind and feel good. Cannabis infused edibles have gained immense popularity for their therapeutic benefits and ease of consumption. Even better, they are fairly easy and cost-effective to make at home! Whether you’re brand new to DIY edibles or just looking for a refresher, it’s important to understand the challenges that can arise when baking your own elevated treats. This is especially true when it comes to accurately measuring for potency. In this blog post, we’ll explore the top 4 mistakes people commonly make when crafting cannabis infused edibles and discuss how the tCheck potency tester can be an invaluable tool in ensuring precise dosing.

    4 Biggest Mistakes When Making Cannabis-Infused Edibles

    Mistake 1: Inaccurate Dosage Calculations

    Listen, we’ve all been there. You accidentally took an edible that was way too strong and now you’re couch-locked for the rest of the day. Conversely, maybe you took an edible that wasn’t nearly strong enough and you’re missing out on that much needed pain relief. You’re not alone. One of the most common errors in making cannabis infused edibles at home is miscalculating the dosage. To avoid this mistake, it’s crucial to know the concentration of your starting material and calculate the total cannabinoid content in the entire recipe accurately. Neglecting to do so may result in inconsistent effects, leaving you either underwhelmed or overwhelmed.

    Tip: Use tCheck to Measure Cannabis Concentration

    The tCheck potency tester provides a quick and easy way to measure the cannabinoid content in your raw flower or infusions. By using this device, you can precisely determine the concentration of THC or CBD in your oil or butter, allowing for more accurate dosage calculations and a more enjoyable edible experience. Additionally, the new tCheck 3 model gives you the ability to test raw hemp flower. Say hello to perfectly-potent edibles and goodbye to guesswork!

     

    Mistake 2: Inadequate Homogenization of Cannabis Oil

    Have you ever seen a stick of cannabutter with a solid green layer at the bottom? While this process (known has homogenization) is completely normal, it can make dosing inconsistent across the batch. Uneven distribution of plant material can result in some portions being more potent than others, causing unpredictable effects for consumers.

    Tip: Ensure Proper Homogenization

    Use a reliable kitchen tool, such as an immersion blender or hand mixer, to thoroughly mix the oil into your recipe. The tCheck device can be used here as well to test samples from different parts of your infusion, ensuring a consistent distribution of THC or CBD throughout.

    Mistake 3: Neglecting Decarboxylation

    THC/CBD-rich flowers and extracts typically need to undergo decarboxylation to activate the cannabinoids, making them bioavailable and effective. If you’re new to the process of decaboxylation, check out this blog post that walks you through each step. Neglecting this crucial process can result in edibles with minimal therapeutic benefits.

    Tip: Decarboxylate Your Cannabis Flower

    Before infusing your THC/CBD into oils or butter, be sure to decarboxylate the raw material to activate the cannabinoids. The tCheck potency tester cannot measure the raw, inactive form of cannabinoids, so it’s essential to follow proper decarboxylation procedures for optimal potency.

    Mistake 4: Overlooking Tolerance Levels

    Not everyone has the same tolerance to cannabis products, and neglecting to consider individual differences can lead to uncomfortable experiences. Beginners, in particular, may find themselves overwhelmed if the dosage is too high.

    Tip: Start Low and Go Slow

    Consuming too much cannabis certainly can’t kill you, but it can be uncomfortable and down right scary. To mitigate the risk of overconsumption, start with a low THC dosage in your recipes. The tCheck 3 potency tester can help you fine-tune your dosing, allowing you to create edibles that cater to various tolerance levels. With tCheck, you can consume with confidence and enjoy your high!

    Conclusion

    Crafting cannabis infused edibles is an art that requires precision, patience, and attention to detail. By avoiding these common mistakes and incorporating the tCheck potency tester into your process, you can ensure accurate dosing, consistent potency, and a more enjoyable experience for yourself and those indulging in your homemade treats. Visit tCheck’s website to explore the full range of their potency testing devices and elevate your cannabis infused edible creations to the next level.

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